Recorded on a phone. The uke, guitar and bass are amped up, vocals and trumpet are just acoustic. Not the best audio quality but it gives you a clue. Tracklist: Messing With My Head, Howling At The Moon, Ready, Stuck, Get Your Spirits High (Lou’s Blues) Lou and the Llamas are Lou, Kate, Matt and Phil.
‘I was in fancy dress on the day. That was it. One minute I was in a Starbucks near Soho Square with four other people who’d come for a zombie flashmob. Four hours later I emerged from a police cell with handcuff marks still visible on my wrists. If it can happen to a boring, middle-class white girl like me, it can happen to anyone.’
‘In the case of the Ratstar squat they came with a warrant for stolen bike parts yet seized no bikes. They did, however, take all the toothbrushes in an apparent sweep for DNA. In the case of Grow Heathrow the police came with a warrant for paint bombs. They found none, but seemed more interested in ascertaining the identities of everyone on the site.’
‘The high court’s decision to dismiss all four judicial reviews gives tacit approval for the police to use these oppressive tactics time and time again at the Olympics and beyond. Apparently the smooth running of state pageantry is more important than citizens’ rights to free speech and free assembly.’